Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: Did You Know

Tsutsugo apparently speaks better Spanish than English. He speaks to manager Alex Ramirez in Spanish.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/16/2017

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Tsutsugo signed a contract with baseball equipment supplier IP Select. He is currently using their Armonia Espada training bat.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/2/2017, Daily Sports 5/2/2017

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Tsutsugo hit the Hato Sabure sign out in right during a game against the Chunichi Dragons on July 12. The company presented the slugger with a year’s worth of Hato Sabure and a Hato Sabure cushion. A red star was placed on the billboard to mark the location.

Source: BayStars Sokuho @ NanJ

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Tsutsugo has four walk-off hits:

  1. 2012/08/25 against Yomiuri – double
  2. 2016/06/04 against Lotte – home run
  3. 2016/07/22 against Yomiuri – home run
  4. 2016/08/13 against Hiroshima – single

Source: Sponichi 8/14/2016

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Tsutsugo homerless streaks:

  • 2012, June to August, 142 plate appearances
  • 2012, September to October, 94 plate appearances
  • 2017, from the start of the season, 91┬áplate appearances

Source: Sanspo 4/28/2017

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Salary Progression

  • 2010 – 8.00M
  • 2011 – 9.00M
  • 2012 – 12.00M
  • 2013 – 19.50M
  • 2014 – 16.00M
  • 2015 – 46.00M
  • 2016 – 100.00M
  • 2017 – 300.00M

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hanshin 41 25 16 0
Hiroshima 45 25 19 1
Yomiuri 42 22 20 0
Yokohama 43 19 22 2
Yakult 43 19 24 0
Chunichi 44 16 25 3
G W L T
Rakuten 38 27 11 0
Softbank 44 27 17 0
Seibu 41 23 17 1
Nippon Ham 42 18 24 0
Orix 42 18 24 0
Lotte 43 11 31 1
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